Meet the Officers

our people...YOUR ESCROW OFFICERSChicago Title recognizes that each person is unique, and that their attributes and distinctions shape the contribution that they make to our organization, and consequently to our clients. 

Terry Bauer, Senior Escrow Officer
I started in the business as an assistant in Hayward in 1976 and by 1977 became an Escrow Officer.  From 1983-1988 I worked for Chicago Title in our downtown commercial center. In 1988 I moved to Montclair as a Branch Manager with another title company.  In March 2005 I transitioned back to Chicago Title as an Escrow Officer.


I am known in the industry for being patient, reliable and serving my clients with compassionate care.  I have expertise in the areas of Resale, Refinance, Exchanges, REO's and Short sales.
I enjoy spending my free time with my granddaughter, roaming flea markets and collecting antiques.  I also like spending time with my Yorkie, Buddy Bauer.

Stephanie Kelley, Escrow Officer

I was raised as a military child in Junction City, Kansas and grew up in Hephzibah, Georgia.

I started my escrow career in 1990 as an escrow assistant in Montclair, and became an Escrow Officer in 1999.  I am proficient in handling Resale, Refinance, REO and For Sale By Owner transactions.  One of my many strengths is being able to close some of the most complicated deals from wrap around Deeds of Trust, to Assignment transactions.  I am known for my ability to quickly resolve issues that arise in any transaction.  I have a long time clientele base of residential Realtors and individual developers, and all of my clients experience a genuine southern hospitality when they use me.

I have 2 boys who keep my weekends busy with wrestling tournaments and football games.  I enjoy going to Raider games with my husband, snowboarding with the family and relaxing at our family home in Clear Lake.

I look forward to handling your next Escrow!

  Ellen Heilig-Pille', Escrow Officer
Having grown up in Piedmont, and presently a 20 year resident of Montclair, Ellen began her career in 1986 as an escrow assistant.  In 1988, Ellen took her first assignment as an Escrow Officer and worked her way up to branch manager, a position she has held for the past 12 years.
Ellen is knowledgeable in resale, residential, commercial, 1031 exchanges, seller carry backs, short sales, REO's and refinances. 
She takes great pride in her work and has earned the respect of her client base by providing exceptional service while relying on her expertise to navigate through the real estate market's most challenging transactions.
When she is not closing escrows, Ellen enjoys vacationing in places such as Hawaii and Big Sur with her husband.
"I thoroughly enjoy living and working in Montclair and I look forward to working with new clients, as well as my long time customers.  I am proud to be your local-resident escrow officer!"

    Semiko PrimEscrow Officer
I am an Oakland native who since a teenager has worked in the Montclair Village.

In 2000 I started as an escrow assistant and by 2002 was promoted to an Escrow Officer.  I am committed to the many hours of hard work necessary to get a transactions closed on time and the outstanding results it brings to all involved.  I bring high energy, attention to detail and multitasking skills to create a smooth escrow closing.  The most rewarding aspect of my job is creating a solid relationship with my customers and knowing that I have made them happy.

I enjoy working out, Pilates, Bikram Yoga, white water rafting, and just enjoying life.  I also enjoy going to the park with my Yorkie, Hershey.

  Lynn Dimas, Escrow Officer
 Chicago Title is excited to announce Lynn Dimas, an experienced and knowledgeable escrow veteran for many years at Chicago Title, as our Branch Manager in the Montclair office!
With over 27 years in Title and Escrow, Lynn most recently managed Chicago Title’s REO department.  She is dedicated to providing exceptional and superb service to a variety of clients.  With Lynn’s understanding of the complexity of today’s real estate market, you can be assured of a smooth and successful transaction.
Lynn, along with a well established team of escrow officers and Sales Executive Kerry Seo, is here to assist with any of your Title and Escrow needs.  Contact Lynn today for your next escrow transaction!